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Alan Fitch’s workshop on made endpapers

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Any structure is only as strong as its weakest point. In bookbinding this inherently centres on the spine and the joints in the spine area. One specific area in the spine is the fold in the endpaper. Traditionally an endpaper has consisted of a folded sheet of paper tipped onto the first and last sections of the book and is therefore only as strong as the sheet of paper.

To increase the strength in this area it is necessary to make a ‘Made endpaper’.

This workshop will look at the construction of the Common Made Endpaper, the Cloth Jointed Endpaper and the Leather Jointed Endpaper.

Tools to bring – cutting mat, scapel, ruler/tape measure, safety ruler, PVA brush, paring knife, small paring stone or similar, sandpaper, pencil, pointed bone folder, waste paper.

One piece of equipment that will be required is a Nipping Press (plus a pair of pressing boards). If anyone has a portable Nipping Press that they can bring along that would be more than helpful. I will be able to bring one.


Maximum number of participants – 20,

Material Cost  – £15



July 13
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sue Wood
07974 709664


Community Centre Kelsall
Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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